Dinesh Kumar says, "1977 is a story based on a real incident that happened in Tamil Nadu. I worked on the script for two years. The film has been shot stylishly, with Sarath Kumar donning six different looks. The film will also match Hollywood standards of filmmaking."
Regarding the title 1977, the director says, "We were looking for an appropriate title and 1977 fit the bill. The year is very important for the Tamils as the legendary politician MGR had formed his ministry that year."
“When I decided to make a movie, Sarath was the first person who popped into my mind. I wanted to make use of his talent to the fullest and approached him with the script of the movie. Luckily for me, he was impressed with the story line and we decided to go ahead with the project. I am glad that he was confident about my script," continues Dhinesh.
Hot Namitha plays a lawyer and Farzana has a vital role in the film. Mumbai model Sandhya Shetty features in a sizzling number. Veteran actress Jayasudha, who is returning to Kollywood after a while, plays Sarath senior"s wife in the first half.